30 years SMI
The Swiss Market Index (SMI), Switzerland’s most important equity index, is celebrating its 30th anniversary. It was launched on 30 June 1988 and has represented the Swiss stock market ever since.
The SMI contains the 20 largest and most liquid companies listed on the Swiss stock exchange. Together they cover 80% of the total Swiss stock market. This means that the SMI also serves as an indicator of the overall Swiss stock market as well as the Swiss economy.
Customers from all around the world use the SMI as a baseline value for all current financial products such as ETFs, index funds, mandates, structured products and index derivatives. Successful Swiss companies today make the SMI one of the most well-known benchmarks around the world.
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Special exhibition in the Swiss Finance Museum
In our new special exhibition "30 Years SMI: Equity Indices Explained!", we take the 30th anniversary of the leading Swiss index as an opportunity to take a closer look at equity indices as such.
Media release on SMI's 30th anniversary
One of the predecessor organizations of SIX launched the SMI 30 years ago. On 1 July 1988, the then Association of Swiss Securities Exchanges published the Swiss Market Index® (SMI) for the first time.
Current data on the SMI
On the Swiss Exchange website you will find all important market data on the SMI, such as the current price, composition or trading volumes.